Born Jevaughn Tremaine Sutton, he grew up in the Harbour View area of Kingston, and he attended Dunoon Technical High school. Even though he was "kinda reserved" in high school, he would participate in impromptu dancehall sessions at the school during breaks where he quickly built up a reputation for his intricate rhyming schemes. When he left school, he teamed up with Avikon Records with whom he recorded several songs.
Before he started using the name, 'Giannii' as his first official stage name, he was known as Jevy Sparkz. The first song he ever did professionally was 'Never Give Up' for Avikon Records in 2009.
"That song never got enough promotion, but I continued to record," he said.
He performed at Ocho Rios Explosion in 2012 alongside Tommy Lee and Jahvinci, and a host of other popular stage shows all over the country. However, the strain of being an artiste finally took its tool and after a short hiatus from the business in 2012, he returned to dancehall in 2014 where he re-christened himself 'Giannii'.
"At the time when I took a break, I was fed up with music, i had lost a bit of faith, so when I came back, I decided to re-create myself, my image, and change my flow and lyrics," he said.
That change has brought immediate dividends. Since teaming up with Avikon Records, he has seen his profile grow. His single, 'Ride It' is getting a buzz on radio with multiple spins between Suncity Radio in Portmore to DJ Raff on HITZ 92 and Kemar Genius from Radio Jamaica.
"I am back in the streets promoting the singles, especially 'Ride It'. The mixtape selectors such as DJ Dotcom, DJ Demus and Laing D have really given me support. Big up to all the disc jocks who ah support the ting," he said.
There are plans to shoot a promo video for the 'Ride It' single next month. He has a single called 'I Don't Know' on the Chase Mills Records label. He can be contacted at @giannimusic @itsgiannii.